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Cummins Inc. L Platform Quality Leader in Columbus, Indiana

L Platform Quality Leader


We are looking for a talented L Platform Quality Leader to join our team specializing in Quality for our Business Segment or Corporate Organization in Columbus, Indiana/Your home office.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Responsible for the execution of all or a subset of a key process in the New and/or Current Product Quality space. For example, in current product quality this could be the PQC and/or GPRP process, or in VPI this could be the PPP, VPI or asseesment process. In the Corporate function this could mean leading improvement initiatives relating to these processes; people capabilities, processes, and tools. This role advocates for product quality and is an internal champion on behalf of the customer. This role partners very strongly with the Customer Quality role.

  • Responsible for the capability of the process within the business unit or entity

  • Ensure the process is operational and capable of meeting the needs of the business

  • Escalate any gaps in resources, requirements that prohibit operation of the process

  • Ensure key process indicators are visible to the right stakeholders and that process performance is clearly communciated

  • Lead and/or sponsor improvement work that improves the capability of the process and define a roadmap for future improvement

  • Ensure the process is delivering value to customers through effective measures and voice of customer (VOC)

  • Assess the effectiveness and capability of the process by leading and/or sponsoring resulting improvement work

  • Ensure users of the process are trained and capable

  • Coaches best practice for execution of the processes

  • Where necessary, ensure users have pre-defined escalation paths to quickly eliminate road blocks



To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Manages ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear.

  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Financial acumen - Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.

  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Manages conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

  • Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

  • Global perspective - Taking a broad view when approaching issues, using a global lens.

  • Plans and aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

  • Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

  • Situational adaptability - Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

  • Strategic mindset - Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

  • Builds effective teams - Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.

  • Problem Solving - Solves problems using a systematic analysis process by leveraging industry standard methodologies to create problem traceability and protect the customer; determines the assignable cause; implements robust, data-based solutions; identifies the systemic root causes and recommended actions to prevent problem reoccurrence.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.

  • Certified Green Belt preferred (Can be General, PPS, or 6S stats)

  • This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


  • Significant relevant experience required (5 Years) Areas of Experience Preferred: Customer Facing, Cross Functional, Service or Product Engineering, Quality.

  • Responsible for supporting the L platform globally from the quality space, managing warranty spend, cost of coverage targets, identifying top issues and leveraging engineering and PPS teams to work resolution for top issues.

  • Integral part of the L platform core team that consists of engineering, service, reliability, and quality.

  • Partner with Cummins manufacturing plants globally, working closely with the RMEP and DEP quality teams to overall benefit the product and customer expectations.

  • Partnering with SQIE organization on top supplier quality issues and concerns.

  • Enjoys working in a high paced platform team environment.

  • Class One VPI program support to ensure quality is built into the next generation of engine.

  • Role vision is to spend 60% of the time on the VPI (Future Product) and 40% on the current product side of business.

  • Self-Starter, motivated, passionate, values relationships, strong coaching, and mentoring skills, enjoys collaboration, manages conflict well, strives to make the product the best possible.

  • System level understanding of engines, aftertreatment and vehicle integration is desired.

  • Data driven. Utilizes data to prepare business proposal to the team and leadership.

  • Comfortable influencing and sharing data to drive key business decisions.

  • Travel- Supporting plants RMEP, DEP and customers.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Corporate Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Mar 17, 2023, 12:00:00 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Engine Business

Req ID: 230002ID